Fly feet, under-cooked burgers and room-temperature potato salad aren’t the only food poisoning threats on the menu for Memorial Day weekend gatherings.

Pools, puppies, and playgrounds are just three of the other potential pathogen vectors that can bring bacteria to the table. But, as with so many foodborne foes, a few simple precautions provide a…

With the first summer holiday weekend set to begin with the end of the workday today, picnic baskets and grills are already on standby as people across America look forward to outdoor dining as part of their Memorial Day weekend activities. Unfortunately, pathogens are poised to spoil the food and fun. FSIS Grill_it_Safe_Card-1Warm weather, traditional summertime…

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips and other activities that involve food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding families to take extra care not to let foodborne bacteria, which grows more quickly in hot weather,…

Picnics and barbecues with family and friends often top the list of activities for Memorial Day weekend. Just remember to use some special precautions when you’re preparing and serving food during warm weather to avoid foodborne illnesses such as Salmonellosis. To help prevent foodborne illness:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water